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How can I make Preference settings persistant ? [message #1706453] Thu, 27 August 2015 04:02 Go to next message
Hajo Schmidt is currently offline Hajo SchmidtFriend
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For example, I go to Window -> Preferences -> General -> Editors -> Text Editors and untick "Show line numbers", Apply / Ok.

But then when I close / reopen Eclipse, make a new workspace and new project it's ticked again.

How can I make changes I make in Preferences persistant forever across all workspaces / projects ?

Thanks.

(Eclipse Mars Release (4.5.0), Win 8.1 x64)

[Updated on: Thu, 27 August 2015 04:04]

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Re: How can I make preference setting persistant ? [message #1706523 is a reply to message #1706453] Thu, 27 August 2015 13:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Russell Bateman is currently offline Russell BatemanFriend
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On 08/26/2015 10:02 PM, Hajo Schmidt wrote:
> For example, I go to Window -> Preferences -> General -> Editors -> Text
> Editors and untick "Show line numbers", Apply / Ok.
>
> But then when I close / reopen Eclipse, make a new workspace and new
> project it's ticked again.
>
> How can I make changes I make in Preferences persistant forever across
> all workspaces / projects ?
>
> Thanks.

Preferences do not transfer between workspaces.

Therefore, if you wish to preserve preferences across any workspaces you
use, you'll want to...

1. File -> Export -> General -> Preferences
2. Next
3. Select those preferences you wish to make a copy of
4. Name the file (or browse to an existing one)
5. Continue to create or overwrite a file to contain those preferences

Later, in the new or different workspace, you reverse the process

1. File -> Import -> General -> Preferences
2. etc.

Hope this helps.
Re: How can I make preference setting persistant ? [message #1706565 is a reply to message #1706523] Thu, 27 August 2015 17:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eric Rizzo is currently offline Eric RizzoFriend
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You can use Oomph to record preferences and propagate them to other workspaces. See https://www.eclipse.org/community/eclipse_newsletter/2014/november/article2.php and https://www.eclipse.org/forums/index.php/t/1069146/
Re: How can I make preference setting persistant ? [message #1706589 is a reply to message #1706565] Fri, 28 August 2015 00:03 Go to previous message
Hajo Schmidt is currently offline Hajo SchmidtFriend
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I have found the import / export options in the meantime but wondered if there's maybe a more straightforward way. Thanks for pointing it out though.

I'll have a look at Oomph, sounds promising, thanks also.

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